Applicant Services Center
What Is It?
Our Applicant Services Center (ASC) is the hub of our permitting services. In the ASC you can:
- Get a free 20-minute coaching session with a permit specialist or land use planner
- Submit your subject-to-field-inspection construction permit
- Attend pre-submittal conferences and project intake appointments
- Pay your permit fees
- Get an over-the-counter permit
- Pick up your permit and approved plans
We serve walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis for each service. Before visiting the ASC, check our estimated wait times for an idea of when we can help you. Please arrive before 2:00 p.m. in order to be helped that day. If wait times are long, we encourage you to arrive even earlier, as some services may reach capacity before 2:00 p.m.
Location and Hours
The ASC is located on the 20th floor of the Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 5th Avenue, in downtown Seattle.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Other Agency Permits & Approvals
For some projects, you will need to coordinate with other City and County agencies to get additional permits and approvals. Common agencies you may need to work with are:
- City Light – to install temporary power connections or permanent electrical service (which may include a vault requirement)
- Department of Neighborhoods – for work in historical districts or historical buildings, and if you are demolishing a building that is 50 years old or older
- Licensing – to open a new business in Seattle or to conduct business in Seattle (even if your office is not within the city)
- Seattle & King County Public Health Food Protection Program – for handling food in your restaurant, food cart, or café
- Seattle & King County Public Health Plumbing – to install interior plumbing systems for your kitchen, bathroom, or utility room
- Seattle Department of Fire – for special events, sprinklers, fire alarms, and emergency access to some types of properties
- Seattle Department of Transportation – for curb cuts and driveways, planting in the right-of-way, or paving streets and alleys
- Seattle Parks and Recreation – if you are building a development that abuts a public park, or if you are putting in an access across a park or boulevard
- Seattle Public Utilities – to confirm you have an adequate water supply, adding drainage and waste water connections, or putting in access to new garbage containers